Angkor Wat is on most traveller’s bucket-list, but only the intrepid ones venture into the beautiful surrounding countryside. Experience what few others get to: see stunning jungle-covered temples, trek through a pristine stretch of forest and a travel by zip line for a bird’s-eye view of the jungle canopy.
Eco Experience Siem Reap - Full Day
Today’s tour will begin at 07:00. Start the day with a visit to Ta Som. Although located in the Grand Circuit Temples of the Angkor Archaeological Park, few visitors take the time to stop here. Wander around this stunning temple, appreciating how nature has reclaimed its stake on the land. See fig trees, vines and other roots that have wound their way around Ta Som over the years.
Depart the archaeological zone and head for Baray Reach Dak. A local community guide will explain how this baray (artificial body of water) has been transformed into a nature reserve. After heavy flooding in 2007, the community decided to promote the area as a tourism site to help preserve traditional lifestyles and create jobs. Chat with the local guide while traveling by boat trip to Neak Poan temple. Then explore Preah Khan Temple, an ancient temple similar in style to Ta Prohm but with far fewer visitors.
After a picnic lunch, say goodbye to the community guide and head deeper into the jungle for the next adventure: an Angkor zipline course.
A detailed safety briefing will be given before climbing into the trees. Under the watchful eye of a local instructor, zip from one platform to another high above the forest. Enjoy breath-taking views of the trees and be on the lookout for the monkeys and birds that live high in the treetops.
There are 10 zip lines in total, with the longest being 350 metres. There are also suspended sky bridges and even a chance to abseil from a tree. Trained, experience staff will be stationed at each platform to ensure a safe trip for every participant. Having sailed above the jungle, return to ground level for a short forest trek to return to the start point. (Note – max 9 people in a single group, latest start time is 12pm, excursion lasts 3-4 hrs, maximum weight 125kg, not suitable for children under 5 yrs old or 1m height, no sandals permitted).
Following this fabulous adventure, it is time to return to Siem Reap. (L)
Lunch is included
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